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post #346 of 465

To be clear, I said $6,000 was around current (already ridiculously inflated) market value.  6,000 pounds amounts to the most overpriced R10 ever sold.

post #347 of 465

$9,684.60.

 

at least, the seller is also accepting best offer. but the R10 (like some other OOP headphones) is really only for collectors and not audio enthusiasts.

post #348 of 465
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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post

To be clear, I said $6,000 was around current (already ridiculously inflated) market value.  6,000 pounds amounts to the most overpriced R10 ever sold.

 

That is certainly way too high..  6.5k USD is much more reasonable.

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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post

$9,684.60.

 

at least, the seller is also accepting best offer. but the R10 (like some other OOP headphones) is really only for collectors and not audio enthusiasts.

They are not just for a collector.  In my case, I enjoy them immensely on a daily basis, but I do handle them with utmost care.  Collectors would just keep them in a box and try to flip them when the market is right.  Just my 2 cents.

post #349 of 465

I just saw the price and my jaw dropped. Having said that, there's been an R10 in Yahoo Auction Japan for months and not sold...asking price approx USD$12,000. Just recently there's another R10 on Yahoo Auction too for Y390,000. It expired yesterday and no takers so the owner renewed again for same price. That's a more reasonable price of which I would have been so tempted to bid if I didn't have a family :P.

post #350 of 465
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

I just saw the price and my jaw dropped. Having said that, there's been an R10 in Yahoo Auction Japan for months and not sold...asking price approx USD$12,000. Just recently there's another R10 on Yahoo Auction too for Y390,000. It expired yesterday and no takers so the owner renewed again for same price. That's a more reasonable price of which I would have been so tempted to bid if I didn't have a family :P.

 

It a risk buying an R10.  However, can you listen to them first before making a purchase?  It is nice to know which version you are getting prior to putting down that much money.  The 1,000,000 Yen asking price for the R10 has been there for over a year now.

post #351 of 465

That's a decent deal for one, however: 

 


◇ The ear pads There is some pain in the left ear pads and sag due to aging, and tears like a particularly noticeable missing. And tears are not the other ones for driver protection sheet. ◆ is something like the dirty white and some black thread and scratches to the base that attach the housing to the left ear pads. In addition, the base of the right overall 

there is a sticky thread, light surface scratches, pain. There is also something like the white stains stronger than the left, seen many near the junction of the ear pads.Please check the photo for more information. 

◆ Although the adhesion of ear pads has been relatively steady, the number of points seen places where the connection is torn parts inside. It is open in the hand lightly for a photo shoot above, and such gaps are particularly noticeable in normally but I can not. 

post #352 of 465
I think this one will sell, as it's never been used at all, totally NOS. Maybe the only one in the world like that?

After all this time be careful burning those babies in though.
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Edited by grokit - 11/2/12 at 10:34am
post #353 of 465
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

I think this one will sell, as it's never been used at all, totally NOS. Maybe the only one in the world like that?
After all this time be careful burning those babies in though.
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A total NOS is hard to come by.  I bought mine NOS from a dealer in Finland in 2007 and even then...he admitted listening to it twice before. He couldn't resisted either.  Seriously though, I advise the seller to check the operation of the phones first prior to selling.  I'm sure the buyer will have a better peace of mine knowing that his/her phones are in proper operating condition.  Good lucks on the sale but 7.5 K is more reasonable though.


Edited by purk - 11/2/12 at 10:49am
post #354 of 465

I put this buy now price because I saw that one from Japan. Anyway the listing is open to reasonable offers and I will carefully review them
 

post #355 of 465
UPDATE. The headphones are now on auction with new photos added at ebay.co.uk
post #356 of 465

Sold, as it seems.

post #357 of 465

not sold. relisted with a reserve and slightly lower BIN.

post #358 of 465

someone used the BIN on the near mint R10.

 

Winning Bid: GBP 5,200.00 (US $8,273.20)

post #359 of 465

That winner must have more money than brains.

post #360 of 465
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post

someone used the BIN on the near mint R10.

 

Winning Bid: GBP 5,200.00 (US $8,273.20)

 

The true winner here is Ebay.  GIven their fees ( 9% on auction, 3% paypal, and and another 9% on shipment), that's almost $1000 going to them. I kindda wonder why the seller didn't try the sell/trade forum here or even audiogon.  Remember, with ebay....the buyer can just claim DOA and get all of his money back.

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